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Tolling U.S. Highways and Bridges

Description: This report explains current federal policies governing tolling and discusses issues related to increasing the use of tolls as a source of revenue for surface transportation projects.
Date: August 4, 2017
Creator: Kirk, Robert S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tolling U.S. Highways

Description: This report provides a brief history of tolling on federal roads and relevant current law. It also discusses financial realities on toll roads and tolling policy issues.
Date: August 26, 2016
Creator: Kirk, Robert S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tolling U.S. Highways

Description: This report provides a brief history of tolling on federal roads and current law. The report discusses financial realities on toll roads and tolling policy issues.
Date: May 30, 2014
Creator: Kirk, Robert S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tolling of Interstate Highways: Issues in Brief

Description: In recent years, the revenues flowing into the highway trust fund have been insufficient to maintain even current levels of federal funding for highways. Political resistance to raising the federal fuels tax is high. This report discusses arguments for and against expanding tolling of the Interstate highways as a means of generating needed funds.
Date: February 13, 2013
Creator: Kirk, Robert S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Economic and Fiscal Impacts Associated with the North Texas Tollway Authority Operating Concession Bid for the State Highway 121 Toll Facility

Description: This report, by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research, evaluates bids submitted to the North Texas Regional Transportation council (RTC) for construction and operation of the South Highway 121 toll road project in Denton and Collin Counties. The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) along with some private firms submitted bids for the project and this report compares these bids and their economic implications.
Date: May 2007
Creator: Weinstein, Bernard L. & Clower, Terry L.
Partner: UNT Center for Economic Development and Research

Sample TV news clip reel

Description: This film contains footage of black and white news clips from the 1950s. Subjects covered in these news clips includes Allis-Chalmers'cement-making process, pilot plant in Milwaukee and the installation of computing equipment ("Northrop Electronic Brain") in Hawthorne, California.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Media Library

[News Script: Fox]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about George Fox meeting with the Dallas County commissioners court to find out what is holding the project back. Fox proposed for the road to be payed by a right-of-way purchase (Toll fees) and thinks that the court is waiting for federal money to pay for it.
Date: June 21, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Toll Road]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the progress of the Fort Worth-Dallas toll road.
Date: April 15, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Toll road-expressway]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the construction of the first east-west expressway that will link Dallas's Central Expressway and Oak Cliff.
Date: December 20, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Tollway opens]

Description: B-roll video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the opening of the Dallas North Tollway. The footage features a balloon cutting ceremony. The story aired at 10pm.
Date: December 4, 1986, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Turnpike]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas to accompany a story about a meeting of the Texas Turnpike Authority in Arlington, Texas. The story includes a statement by Turnpike engineer management Howard Reilly.
Date: March 21, 1969
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: City council and toll]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a meeting of the Fort Worth City Council during which the council approved a new fee for motorists using the Fort Worth-Dallas turnpike.
Date: November 14, 1958
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Turnpike]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about police and tollgate attendants being stationed on the newly constructed Fort Worth-Dallas turnpike to keep automobiles off the turnpike until its official opening date.
Date: August 19, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Newsmen go on turnpike tour]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Fort Worth newsmen getting a preview of the Fort Worth-Dallas turnpike set to open in the near future.
Date: August 13, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Toll road]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the inauguration of a new turnpike that will service Fort Worth.
Date: November 29, 1958
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Turnpike]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 10:00 P.M.
Date: December 30, 1977
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Freeway]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a Fort Worth City Council meeting to discuss whether to pursue construction of a toll-road or Fort Worth's East Side freeway link.
Date: January 19, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Rolls-Royces roll on]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a parade of Rolls-Royces traveling through downtown Fort Worth.
Date: September 6, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections